Helen Keller: Tuscumbia, Alabama

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Helen Keller

How would you feel to be born a healthy baby when you can see and hear? Helen Keller was like everyone else until she got very sick. The very next morning she woke up she felt better, her mom took her a bath and was scrubbing her hair all of a sudden mom noticed she wasn’t blinking.Her mom was freaking out she called the doctor and he said take her in tomorrow. The doctor said she had what was called "brain fever" that produced a high body temperature. As Helen Keller grew into childhood, she developed a limited method of communication with her family. The family and her had created a type of sign language, and by the time Helen Keller was 7, they had invented more than 60 signs to communicate with each other. Helen Keller
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Her house was built in 1820 only one year after Alabama became the 22nd State of the Union, Ivy Green is a simple, white clapboard home design in typical Southern architecture. The main house is of Virginia cottage construction, with four large rooms on the first floor bisected by a wide hall. Each room boasts an individual fireplace. Upstairs are three rooms connected by a hall. Having survived untouched through the ravages of the Civil War, Ivy Green is maintained to the smallest detail in its original state. The home and museum room are decorated with much of the original furniture of the Keller family. Each is highlighted by hundreds of Miss Keller's personal mementos, books and gifts from here lifetime of travel and lectures in 25 countries for the betterment of the world's blind and deaf-blind. As Helen grew older she wanted to help other people like herself. She wanted to inspire them and give them hope. She joined the American Foundation for the Blind and traveled the country giving speeches and raising money for the foundation. Later, during World War II, she visited with wounded army soldiers encouraging them not to give up. Helen spent much of her life working to raise money and awareness for people with disabilities, especially the deaf and the
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